Looking for Critiques/Suggestions on New Build

I''m building a new computer for my brother. His current laptop is starting to crash and burn so I told him I would build him a new system (if he paid for it of course). He is computer illiterate so I don't think he will be overclocking. He only games lightly with a couple of older games (gta san andreas), but would like to play Starcraft 2. Below is what I am planning to put into the new computer.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support VideoCard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W ATX12V V2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

**I'm still looking for a case. Something in the ballpark of $50-$100 (the closer to $50 the better :D ) and mid-tower.

He already has a mouse/keyboard and I have an extra copy of Windows 7 to use...

Any comments/suggestions/critiques would be a great help!
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  1. If he ONLY plays older games and SC2 get an i3-5XX and call it a day.

    Seagate has pretty bad hard drive safety ratings.

    SSD may be worth looking into. What resolution monitor do you use?

    If you want to stick to AMD (probably smart looking forwards) these mobos are better:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198
  2. he only plays older games now because his laptop has integrated graphics and cant handle newer games. i imagine he will start playing some newer games once i finish this computer

    I want to avoid SSDs for now due to the high cost

    Thanks for the mobo suggestions. i'll look into them
  3. $627AR
  4. that looks good, thanks batuchka
  5. You are welcomed ^^
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